On October 27th, I went to the Hangul festival which took place at my University. This festival is held to celebrate the Hangul Day which was October 9. In this festival, many students of Korean departments in the South of Vietnam set up the stalls to sell food, drink or organized some Korean games.
There were so many people going to this festival that the parking lot was over-crowded. I went to this festival with a new friend I met in the Korean exchange program at Hansarang language center. When I walked into the university, I was overwhelmed with many colorful decorations and Korean songs. Many people were singing and dancing Korean songs in the Noraebang (Karaoke) area. There are many stalls that sold delicious food and drinks. I decided to try 팥빙수( Patpingsu-a popular shaved ice dessert in Korea with sweetened azuki beans and other fruits. This snack is very suitable during the hot atmosphere because there were too many people at the festival.
Then we could see a lot of 막걸리(Makgeolli, a Korean alcoholic beverage made from a mixture of wheat and rice. )
There were also many games. I was very surprise to see a giant version of the game 윷놀이, a Korean traditional board game.
There was also a calligraphy corner with many paper fans and decorations with the calligraphy.
I was immersed in the Hanbok paradise here. There were so many stalls that offer us to try Hanboks. I could not get my eyes off the beautiful and colorful hanboks on display. There were a long line of people standing to wait for their turns to try hanboks. Luckily, I managed to put on many beautiful hanboks. I have never seen so many types of Hanboks like this before. There were even lovely dolls in Hanboks.